Shyam Ramsay Unknown Facts: Cinema was in his veins. This was the reason why he showed the world such a form of cinema that everyone’s soul trembled. People used to think at least four times before seeing a ‘basement’ or ‘post office’ alone, ‘two yards under the ground’. We are talking about Shyam Ramsay, who created such a craze for horror cinema amid the magic of Amitabh Bachchan’s films that the world became obsessed with him. Shyam Ramsay left this world on 18 September 2019. Let us introduce you to the story of his life, which gave him the idea of making horror films.
Shyam Ramsay gave new color to cinema
Born on 17 May 1952 in Mumbai, Shyam Ramsay was one of the seven Ramsay Brothers who gave a new look to Indian cinema in the 1970s and 1980s. Shyam Ramsay was considered the main one in this group of Ramsay Brothers. He made many horror films, which include movies like Darwaza, Purana Mandir, Veerana, Do Gaj Zameen Ke Neeche, Samari, Tahkhana, Dak Bungalow, Purani Haveli, Shaitan Ilaka and Bandh Darwaza etc.
This incident turned the trend towards horror films
According to experts, there was an incident in the life of Shyam Ramsay, which taught him to make horror films. This incident was mentioned by Fateh Chand Ramsay’s granddaughter Alisha Preeti Kripalani in her book ‘Ghost in Our Backyard’. An incident of 1983 was mentioned in the book. During that time, Shyam Ramsay had gone to Mahabaleshwar for the shooting of a film. After the shooting, the entire team went to Mumbai, but Shyam Ramsay stayed there. A few days later, when he was returning to Mumbai by car, a woman asked him for a lift.
Lessons learned from horror films from ‘Chudail’
It is said that the woman was sitting on the front seat of the car. Shyam Ramsay tried to talk to her, but she remained sitting silently. Suddenly his eyes fell on the woman’s legs, which were bent backwards. Seeing this, Shyam Ramsay’s condition worsened. He applied the brakes rapidly, after which the woman got down from the car and disappeared into the darkness. Shyam Ramsay drove the car so fast that it stopped only after reaching Mumbai. It is said that this incident gave him the idea of making horror films.